First of all I have to say I am in love with the story line of the game. I think for the first time in sonic history Dr Eggman has actually succeeded in defeating sonic the hedgehog and taken over the world. In the start of the game you play as up to date sonic as you race through the first stage to get to city where Eggman is attacking Tails and a few of Sonics friends. It is at this point that Eggman reveals his ultimate new weapon, a being called Infinite.
At this point shadow, chaos, metal sonic and zavok show up to help bring sonic to his knees. With sonic out and captured by Eggman he is able to rule the world. A resistance is formed 6 months after the events of Sonics defeat and another first in sonic history is a new character is brought in. A totally custom character which you design and create. This character, you, are referred to by the others as the rookie and are sent out on different missions. It is thought by the others that sonic is dead. It is quickly discovered however that he is actually alive just captured on the death egg. It is then up to the new heroe to try and rescue him. While the heroe is on th death egg he/she manages to short out the power long enough for sonic to escape and defeat zavok. Upon zavoks defeat a sound is heard and he is disappears. Its the same sound that infinite has when he uses his powers. Its the first hint we get that infinite created the beings that defeated sonic before. However before sonic can think the death egg starts to give out alarms and sonic must escape. Sonic then meets up with the heroe as he/she is being cornered and they make their escape from the death egg. During the rescue of up to date sonic there arw stages with the classic sonic as he rescues tails from chaos and then goes after eggman.
The game play and story revolves around the up to date sonic, classic sonic and the new character that you create. The story takes a lot of twists as they try to figure out the source of infinites powers.
They soon discover that the shadow from before who was helping Eggman was actually a fake and so was metal sonic, chaos and zavok. It is when modern day sonic goes up against shadow that they discover this because just before the battle begins the real shadow shows up and destroys the fake shadow in a matter of seconds. Shadow then explains the fairness of all of them. It is later discovered that is all due to something called the phantom ruby and virtual reality is how infinite is able to do all of this. Tails and classic sonic over a plan of eggmans that occurs I three days. Although they never actually hear what it is they know the time frame.
The plan happens to be infinite creating a sun and plummeting it into the ground where the heroes are. There is only one way that the event can be stopped and that is by the character you created. When silver faced of against infinite a shard of the phantom ruby fell off and thus when the character picked it up the gem bonded to it. The character then has to race to the sun to reverse the effects of what infinite has done. Of course the heroe succeeds and the final face off between infinite begins.
Of course Eggman didn’t leave all this eggs in one basket and had another ruby placed in one of his robots and it’s this robot that all three heroes, mobern sonic, classic sonic and the new character must face off against.
Its a brilliant story line and there once again there is so much sarcasm from all characters that it makes for a fun packed adventure. The game play is hard to get used to and I would reccomend when playing as classic sonic that you use the d pad on your remote instead of the analogue stick. It makes for a much more smooth game play that way and brings back so many memories of old sonic games. Another great thing about this game is that on some levels you can tell where the old sonic games meets the new up to date one. In one stage where you face against Eggman there is a version of his giant swinging ball attack which if you played sonic you will remember from green hill zone. That’s another good point is that the names of the zones are pretty cool too you have green hill and chemical plant and zones within those areas. Its very much a much needed mordern twist on the old classics. They really did well on this game.
So after you complete the main game as a free DLC there is something called episode shadow which revolves around before the events of the game and shows how infinite came to be. It shows that it was infact shadow that made infinite the way he is. After an Eggman bass attack by shadow and a take down of a high mercenary squad leader ,who later became infinite, he vowed vengeance on the world after he just was shown to be weak infront of shadow.
The game is play of this DLC is short but just like the game it is amazing and gives much needed insight to who the character of infinitie is out for revenge in the first place.
Over all I loved the game play and I loved the story line that went with it. I have always been a great sonic fan and the guys at sega didn’t disappoint when they made this game I hope they continue to make more like this. I also hope they bring back the character making choice in future games as having your own take on a creature in the sonic world is an amazing idea and the weapons the character had was awesome too. Good job sega!
5/5 stars from me